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  • My Very First Blog Post!

    Hello everybody, this being my very first blog post, I wanted to talk to you about something that has been on my mind for quite some time, gaming as a career. No not your typical " I wanna play video games and get paid " act, although that would... More
  • The Sweet Sweet Review of Tobe Hooper's "Invaders From Mars" (please dear God let this not be a false awakening)

    If any of you remember the old Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cartoons, then you'll understand why when I was a kid I swore that that was Krang. Of course that was all I remember from this movie, and I had only seen bits and pieces as a kid, so this... More
  • If You Read One Thing About GI This Year Make It This

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    Let’s take a moment to stop with all the games and talk for just a second about something very dear to myself and probably several others. As of late I have been visiting the site very frequently again. While you may not see me post with an exception... More
  • Gaming and Aging

    This post may only apply to a certain "older" population here on, but I think that group is probably a little larger and more involved in the gaming industry than people may think. I've been gaming since the days of Atari and Commodore... More
  • GIO Member Herding Part 04 of XX...

    Apparently this series remains somewhat popular with a consistent number of views, comments and positive feedback. I thank those who have contributed and extend my gratitude to those who have been selected for providing insightful and otherwise entertaining... More
  • Reaching into my Grab Bag of Holding +5

    Where I put you to sleep by commenting on multiple topics rather than boring you to death with just one. 1) The big gaming topic today seems to be Roger Ebert's follow-up on his 2006 article on whether video games are art or not. In his latest blog... More
  • Top Ten Nintendo 64 Games

    In the light of all of the classic nintendo games from the 64 coming back on the 3DS, I decided to list the ones that are the greatest of the great N64 games. 10. Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask- Personally for me this is the Zelda that has the greatest... More
  • Art..?DaDa!

    What is art? Art is Dada. What is Dada? Dada is nothing. Dada is everything. In light of the article posted about Ebert's lack of understanding to what is art, I felt like writing a bit. What do you think is art? Is what I'm writing art? yes.... More
  • Critiquing the Unknown

    Roger Ebert’s Candid Admission got me thinking... The root of the problem is that this professional critic didn't play by his own rules when he critiqued a subject that was outside his area of expertise - movies. Why was he "wrong"... More
  • Parents and Video games

    Just recently, I downloaded the new Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box puzzles, and I asked my dad if he would like to do them with me. He said yea, sure, so we did a few puzzles together. Later that night, I found him sneaking around trying to find... More
  • If My Life Were a Video Game... (Part 1: Life as an RPG)

    I have often pondered what my life would be like if I were in a video game. The very concept brings to my mind a multitude of questions. What genre would it be? Would I be a hero like Link saving the princess? Would I be an anti-hero like Niko Bellic... More
  • Does he who kills the most really win the game?

    In yesterday's " I Quit " blog, I mentioned my other competitive multiplayer pet peeve: ignoring objectives in order to pad your stats. Funnily enough, both peeves were just reinforced on the night I was playing more multiplayer than usual... More